NPP communicators strike over neglect
About 70 communicators of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region have declared a sit-down strike over the failure of party officials to address their needs.
According to them, the strike is to serve notice to the regional executives of their plight.
Earlier, the communicators had boycotted radio and TV programmes.
“We have been cheated for a long time. During the party’s first term in office, they made us understand that we will be sorted during the second term, but it seems our silence has been taken to be our weakness so we won’t sit aloof, we will shout and make sure the pick-and-choose stops,” one of the aggrieved communicators told the media.
According to the group, their efforts in helping the party to win the 2016 elections have not been rewarded by the party’s leadership.
In 2018, a similar incident surfaced, over 70 Members of the Volunteer Media Communicators of the NPP, in the same region, to set their mobile phones on fire as a sign of registering their displeasure over similar demands.
This time around, the enraged communicators of the ruling party have vowed that until their toils and sweat in speaking for the party to win power in 2016 and subsequently maintain power in 2020 is rewarded, the sit-down strike will continue.